Defending the Right to Free Speech

On Tuesday 12 April, Edward Leigh rose to speak on behalf of the European Democrat Group in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly in the debate on the Council’s Report on the Religious Dimension of Intercultural Dialogue:

I am sure that I speak for everyone when I say what an inspiring session we have had so far. It truly reminds us of the value of religion. I am sure that none of us could disagree with anything that we have heard. Indeed, I am sure that there is nothing in the report that any of us could disagree with, and that leads me to the theme of my remarks. I believe that the problem in Europe today is not diversity of religion, the strongly held views of people of various religions, or arguments between them; it is indifference from a great part of the European population. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Edward Leigh's Office | April 12th, 2011





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